Apostolic Internship. Luke 9:1-11 3/29/15 #39 I. Introduction

Internship Procedures
Electronic
Design &
Multimedia
Internship
Procedures
You may find internships on the web, on the board outside the Art Department
Office, or through the Office of Career Services in the NAC building.
Internships can be used for three credits of Independent Study.
Please understand that EDM cannot find internships for every student.
We will post some openings under “Internships” on the board in 119.
On other occasions we will send our best students to interview for internships which
require specific skill sets.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to get Independent Study
credit for your internship:
1. Locate an internship opportunity.
2. Fill out the Application for Independent Study and Creative Projects
(you can get this in the Art Department Office, Room 109).
The application requires a 100-200 word Project Proposal.
3. Bring both forms to Prof. Saltz in CG 130 for approval & signature
(ANY full time faculty member can sign as your mentor for the course).
Do not leave the form in the faculty mailbox; you must get the signature in person
during office or advising hours, which are posted outside of 109.)
4. If you don’t have a mentor, Prof. Saltz will assign a faculty member from EDM
to supervise your internship.
5. Get the Art Dept. Chair’s signature on Application.
Make three copies of Application and Project Proposal
(one for Prof. Saltz, one for the Art Department, one for yourself).
6. See Ms. Henderson in the Art Office for further registration procedures.
7. To get a grade at the end of your internship:
At the end of your internship, get a letter from your internship supervisor
evaluating your performance in detail.
The letter should be sealed in an envelope and signed by the supervisor along the flap.
The letter can also be emailed, by your supervisor from his/her work account with a
PDF on letterhead attached directly to the faculty advisor.
Bring your letter to the supervising faculty member, who will enter a grade based on
this evaluation.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the evaluation from the
supervisor, which is required to obtain a grade for the internship.
You may start an internship during a semester and register for it at the
beginning of the next semester.
Internship Procedures
Electronic
Design &
Multimedia
Internship
Procedures
Guidelines for Employers
Thank you for considering our Electronic Design & Multimedia students for your internship.
We receive many requests for our students and we want to make sure that
correct and complete information will be posted on our Jobs/ Internships Bulletin Board.
Students will contact you directly. Please understand that we cannot guarantee a response to
your request. It is up to the individual student to decide whether the project/job/internship you offer will
work into his/her schedule and whether it is the right opportunity based on his/her skills and needs.
Most of our students need money for tuition and living expenses and are therefore more likely
to respond if there is a budget for your job or project.
Internships (and sometimes projects, depending on duration) may be done for college credits.
To have your job or internship posted, please fill out ALL fields in the following form.
If you have questions on
print-based projects or
jobs/internships, contact
Professor Ina Saltz
[email protected] OR
Professor Mark Smith
[email protected]
If you have questions on interactive, imaging or web-based
projects or
jobs/internships, contact
Professor Annette Weintraub
[email protected] OR
Professor Joe Moore
[email protected]
If you have questions on 3-D,
video or multimedia-based
projects or jobs/internships,
contact
Professor Ethan Ham
[email protected] OR
Professor Hajoe Moderegger
[email protected]
___ Staff Job
___ Freelance Job
___ Freelance Project
___ Internship for Credit
___ Paid Internship
TITLE of Job or Project
(if Internship, please indicate)_____________________________
DURATION of Job or Internship (i.e., staff, one semester, six weeks, etc.
Please indicate number of hours per day and days per week, also whether timing is flexible or fixed)
__________________________________________________
Start date_________________________________________________________
End date_________________________________________________________
LOCATION of Job/Project/Internship if not at CCNY ________________________
DEADLINE for application or project completion (date) _____________________
DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS
of Job or Project (if Job or Internship, describe responsibilities; if project, describe project scope).
INCLUDE AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE.
If you need specific software knowledge or skills, please indicate this here as well
BUDGET or salary for Job/Project/Internship_________________________________________________
CONTACT information:
Name/title_____________________
Company_____________________
Phone_______________________
Email________________________
Okay to contact by phone?________
How to be a Successful Intern
Be reliable. This is the single most important rule! Be on time or early. Don’t make any excuses; just BE there. Once you have agreed
on a schedule, stick to it, no matter what.
Be positive. Be friendly and upbeat. Show that you are happy for this opportunity. Have a good attitude. Internships are competitive; remember that it is a privilege to be where you are. Having this internship on your resume will be valuable when you begin your
job search later on.
Be observant. On your first day, check out what everyone is wearing. and how they are behaving. Try to be aware of what is considered acceptable attire and try to emulate it. It‚s different from dressing for school; when in a professional environment, you must dress
accordingly.
Pay attention to the interaction between department members. Pick up signals that will tell you how to conduct yourself
professionally, and you will begin to learn how the creative process works. Ask politely if you may be included in meetings. Remember that you are there only to observe, and you should assume that the proceedings of the meeting are confidential.
Be respectful. Important business is going on. Understand that people are busy and are juggling many tasks. Although every
creative environment is different, don’t be fooled by appearances. While the atmosphere may seem casual, staffers are responsible for
meeting goals and deadlines; the work is very serious even if people seem to be joking around.
Be proactive. Don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do. Ask your supervisor if he/she needs anything at all. If not, ask everyone
else in the art department. You are not only there to learn, but to help with whatever tasks you are assigned.
Be realistic. Don’t expect to do design work right away. You may be asked to do mundane tasks such as copying, faxing, filing or
returning artwork until you have shown that you can handle more responsibility and that you can be trusted to follow through with
your work.
Be diligent. Complete all assignments on time. Work turned in late, no matter how good, may be of no value. Try to go above
and beyond what you are asked to do. Take full responsibility for your work. If your supervisor has to work late, ask whether you are
needed before going home.
Be helpful. Offer to go out for snacks or soda; this shows that you are willing to help make staffers’ jobs easier with even the smallest
of tasks. Remember that simply by being in a professional creative environment and observing how team members interact, you are
gaining valuable experience in learning how to conduct yourself in the ‘real’ world.
Communicate. Don’t be shy. Don’t wait for your supervisor to ask how you are doing with a task; keep your supervisor informed
frequently. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; you are there to learn and most members of the department are happy to answer your
questions.
If you make a good impression, there is a possibility that you may be offered freelance (paying ) work and possibly
even a staff position (this happens more often than you think!).
Even if your internship ends and there are no immediate opportunities, if you make a good impression you may be called
back when a spot opens up; you will have an inside track because you are a ‘known quantity’. And even if that doesn’t happen, or if you want to try a different area of graphic design, if you leave a good impression you can ask your supervisor whether you may use him/her as a reference when you are job-hunting.
Having good professional references makes you a stronger job candidate.
Sample Internship letter
Sample Internship Contract
Copy this text or give this link to your prospective internship supervisor.
Copy this text or give this link to your Internship Supervisor to use as the basis of your Internship
Contract Letter.
This letter must be on the company’s letterhead
To: Electronic Design and Multimedia, Department of Art, The City College of New York
(Name of Art Director)
(Name and address of company)
Thank you for allowing _________________, who is a student in the Electronic Design and
Multimedia program at The City College of New York, to serve as an intern in your department for
the ________semester.
Independent study credit will be given for this internship based on the number of hours
(8 hrs per week = 3 credits).
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at any time during the internship.
For additional information about our program, visit our website:
http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/electronic_design/
Please sign and return this letter with a brief description of the duties this intern may be expected
to perform.
At the end of the internship, we will ask for a letter from you evaluating the students’ performance,
which is to be sent directly to us for confidentiality.
Sincerely,
Ina Saltz, Professor, Electronic Design and Multimedia
The City College of New York
212-650-7406
[email protected]
During his/her internship, ________________________may be expected to perform the following tasks
(check all applicable items):
_ Scanning artwork/photos
_ Photo research
_ Filing and/or returning artwork/photos
_ Designing
_ Making copies or printouts
_ Other (please describe)
_ General support of art department _________________________________
_ Updating website _________________________________
Number of hours per week:_________________ (from _______________ to_____________ if
not beginning to end of semester)
Signature_________________________________
Print name________________________
Contact person____________________________
Phone____________________________
Email____________________________________
Date_____________________________
Please have the student return a sealed letter to :
Ina Saltz, Professor, Electronic Design and Multimedia
Art Department
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
[email protected]
Sample Internship Evaluation
Copy this text or give this link to your Internship Supervisor to use as the basis of your Internship
Evaluation Letter.
This letter must be on the company’s letterhead and/or sent from the corporate email
account.
To: Electronic Design and Multimedia, Department of Art, The City College of New York
During his/her internship, ________________________performed the following tasks
(check all applicable items):
_ Scanning artwork/photos
_ Photo research
_ Filing and/or returning artwork/photos
_ Designing
_ Making copies or printouts
_ Other (please describe)
_ General support of art department _________________________________
_ Updating website _____________________________________________
-- Other (describe)________________________________________________
The students’ assigment represented _____________hrs/wk for ________________weeks
As his/her supervisor please provide a short narrative evaluation of the students’ work, attitude, motivation and any other factors it would be helpful for us to consider when assigning a grade.
Would you hire this student again, or refer him/her to a colleague?_______________________
Please sign and date your letter, and provide your contact information:
Signature_________________________________
Print name________________________
Contact person____________________________
Phone____________________________
Email____________________________________
Date_____________________________
Please have the student return a sealed letter to :
Ina Saltz, Professor, Electronic Design and Multimedia
Art Department
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
[email protected]
Apply for an EDM Internship
Today’s Date______________ Internship Semester:__________________________
Students who are interested in an internship should fill out this form and return it to Professor Hajoe Moderegger . Also see the complete EDM Internship PDF for more information.
The list of available students will be consulted when internship opportunities come in.
This form must be completely filled out in order to be considered for an internship.
You should renew your availability each semester.
Students are encouraged to also seek out internship opportunities independently.
(Check the CCNY Career Center, NAC 1/116 and our list of internship resources.)
Sign up to be considered as an intern:
Name:______________________________________ last four digits_______________
Contact email:_______________________________ phone:_____________________
BA or BFA?_____________________________________________________________
Availability (most internships require a full 8 hour day per week during regular office hours):_
{list the days and times available)_____________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Areas of Interest [you must have completed 300-level courses in that area at a
minimum, or have other relevant experience]. List most advanced courses taken in
the areas in which you want to intern.
• print ________________________________________________________________
• web________________________________________________________________
• multimedia___________________________________________________________
• video________________________________________________________________
• digital photography_____________________________________________________
• other, including marketing and advertising_____________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Previous relevant employment/internships (list internship, semester, mentor, grade and
internship project. Use the back of this sheet if needed.)
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
List at least one faculty member in your area of interest who will be a reference:
____________________________________________________________________
What is your current GPA?____________Expected graduation date?_____________
We try to obtain paid internships, but if one is not available, can you accept an
unpaid internship?_____________________________________________________
Comments?___________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Return your form to Prof. Ina Saltz, CG 130 or faculty mailbox CG109
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